Daniel Levi Beecher
Laura E. Zinn
William Morris Rambo
Amy May Whitman
Henry Ward Beecher Sr.
Beatrice Elizabeth Rambo
Henry Ward Beecher Jr.


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1. Iva Mae Sivers

Henry Ward Beecher Jr. 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 21 Sep 1935, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1 2 3 4 5 7
  • Marriage (1): Iva Mae Sivers on 7 Jun 1958 in Montrose, Susquehanna, PA 1
  • Died: 26 Jan 2014, Montrose, Susquehanna, PA at age 78 4 5 7
  • Buried: 30 Jan 2014, Rush: Rush Center Memorial Park, Susquehanna, PA 4 5

   Another name for Henry was Hank Beecher.

   FamilySearch ID: LF2L-PQQ.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 8 The 1940 census recorded renting a home at 217 Millcek Street in Philadelphia: Henry W. Beecher, church sexton, 46, living with wife Beatrice, 43; Virginia, 7; and Henry W., 4.

2. Census in 1950 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 9 The 1950 census recorded at 6150 Chancellor Street: Henry Ward Beecher Sr., salesman for coal & oil company, 56, living with wife Beatrice, 53; daughter Beatrice V., credit department in retail store, 17, and son Henry Ward Jr., 14. Also in the home is father-in-law William Rambo, widowed, unemployed baker at baking company, 75. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Obituary: Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home: obituary of Henry W. Beecher Jr. On 27 Jan 2014 in Montrose, Susquehanna, PA. 5 Henry W. Beecher, Jr., 78, of Montrose, PA, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 26, 2014. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 21, 1935 to the late Beatrice E. (Rambo) and Henry W. Beecher. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Iva M. (Sivers) Beecher.
He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Millie and Bob Mann, Montrose, PA, son and daughter-in-law, Henry W. III & Denise Beecher, Willow Grove, PA, 2 grandchildren, Edward Hance and his wife Megan, Beth Hance and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Betty Jean Beecher and sister, Beatrice Virginia Pilling.
Henry was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He graduated in 1955 from West Philadelphia High School and then served in the Naval Reserve for 8 years with active duty from 1955-1957 on the USS James C. Owens. He started working at Bell of PA in 1957, transferred to AT&T in 1963 and retired in 1990 with 32 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion, Artisan Order of Mutual Protection, Past Master Artisan of Jenkintown Assembly, Communications Workers of America Life Membership, Genealogical Society PA, Montrose United Methodist Church, National Rifle Association, Wyoming County H Society and was a former member of the VFW. Henry enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, golfing and doing genealogy, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Pastor Sara Kolenda of the Montrose United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Rush Center Memorial Park. Friends may call on the family an hour prior to the service.
Donations can be made in memory of Henry to Hospice of the Sacred Heart and the EMHS Building Fund.

Henry married Iva Mae Sivers, daughter of Francis Harold Sivers and Mildred Orrille Estus, on 7 Jun 1958 in Montrose, Susquehanna, PA.1 (Iva Mae Sivers was born on 9 Jun 1935 in East Rush, Susquehanna, PA, USA 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

Marriage was in Montrose, PA. There is a Montrose County, and two Montrose cities: one in Berks County, one in Susquehanna County. Unsure which Montrose it is without further research.


1 Research of Henry Ward Beecher Jr. (b. 1935) (The Henry W Beecher Family Home Page, http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/b/e/e/Henry-W-Beecher/index.html).

2 Research Papers of Hank Beecher.

3 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFMJ-RF6 Charles Kurtz and Emma Beecher, 1887.

4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=124234897.

5 Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home (Montrose, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.), Obituary of Henry W Beecher http://www.danielreganfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2392755&fh_id=12390.

6 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 5 Apr 1977, page 31.

7 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Henry W. Beecher, 26 Jan 2014.

8 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3748; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 51-1960.

9 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XBG-6SFC Henry Ward Beecher Sr Philadelphia PA.

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